1997 Honda Passport

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1996-97 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Isuzu Rodeo S 4-door 4wd

The Isuzu Rodeo was introduced in the 1991 model year and the Honda Passport was introduced in 1994. Frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger became standard partway through the 1995 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. During the crash, the seat back moved forward far enough that the head restraint hit the back of the dummy's head. The dummy's torso rotated so that the back of its head almost hit the bottom of the window frame. Both legs jammed against the instrument panel. The left knee hit a sharp edge of the panel, producing a gash in the dummy's vinyl "skin." Also, there was far too much rearward movement of the steering wheel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Post-crash damage shot.

Severe footwell intrusion and rearward movement of the instrument panel in the offset test contributed to high risk of significant injury to both legs. The dummy's "skin" was gashed where its knee jammed against the instrument panel.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF96004
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 39
Left (cm) 35
Center (cm) 30
Right (cm) 30
Brake pedal (cm) 29
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 21
Right (cm) 19
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 8
Rearward (cm) 16
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 16

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF96004
HIC-15 570
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Tension (kN) 2.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 30
Maximum Nij 0.59
Chest maximum compression (mm) 36
Femur force - left (kN) 2.6
Femur force - right (kN) 2.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 5
Maximum tibia index - left 1.44
Maximum tibia index - right 1.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 5.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left no data
Right 211

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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